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Olga Tikhonova

Kazakhstan

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTKAZ22310199701
NOCKazakhstan
Born23 Oct 1997 in Kustanai 
GenderWomen
ResidenceAstana, KAZ
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Kazakh, Russian
Higher educationPhysical Education - Kustanai State Pedagogical University: Kazakhstan
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 47.040 15 Sep 2018 Kolomna  
    1000m 1:31.077 26 Nov 2021 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:21.260 07 Dec 2018 Almaty  
    3000m 5:33.772 19 Dec 2014 Seoul  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamAkmola Regional School of Supreme Sports Skill [KAZ] / Dynamo [KAZ]:  
Reason for choosing this sport"My father initiated me into sports. In childhood, we watched the Olympic Games and various sports together on TV, especially biathlon and figure skating. I liked the excitement, speed, and unpredictability of short track."  
Name of coachNurbergen Zhumagaziyev [national], KAZ  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 2009, at age 12, in Kustanai, Kazakhstan.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer father. (Athlete, 25 Nov 2021)  
Hero / IdolKazakhstani boxer Gennady Golovkin. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (olympic.kz, 05 Apr 2022)  
Awards and honoursShe has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (skating.kz, 07 Oct 2022)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Everything that happens, happens for the better." (Athlete, 25 Nov 2021)  
HobbiesRestoring old furniture, interior design. (Athlete, 25 Nov 2021)  
Other sportsShe has represented Kazakhstan in speed skating, including at the 2021 World Cup event in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Athlete, 25 Nov 2021)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 25 Nov 2021)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsShe eats a hamburger the day before a competition, for energy. (olympics.com, 04 Feb 2022)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m24  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall30  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall31  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall32  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m33  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m34  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m35  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall36  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall40  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Dresden 3000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Almaty 3000m Relay8  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay9  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m13  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m13  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay14  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay14  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m20  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m22  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m23  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m26  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m26  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m27  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m28  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m29  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m30  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m30  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m32  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m32  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m32  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m36  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m36  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m37  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m37  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m39  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m40  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m58  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m74  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m75  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m76  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m77  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m84